first_imgLandscape Management released its 2015 LM150 list of the largest landscape companies ranked by 2014 revenue. Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management ranked No. 62 on the list with just over $23 million n 2014 annual revenue.The landscape industry’s largest 150 revenue-generating firms logged a combined $8.5 billion in 2014 annual revenue—a 10 percent increase from last year’s list totaling $7.7 billion in 2013 annual revenue. Overall, LM150 companies averaged a 16 percent growth rate from 2013 to 2014.“Congratulations to Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management and all the companies on this year’s LM150 list,” said Marisa Palmieri, editor of Landscape Management. “The firms on this list represent the top 1 percent of the landscape industry. It’s an honor to be among them.”last_img read more

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first_imgFINLAND: National operator VR has selected Transtech Oy as preferred bidder for a €90m contract to supply 27 double-deck coaches in 2016-17.The order covers a further 10 Edm double-deck sleeping cars and 17 Edo driving cars, similar to vehicles that the Finnish rolling stock manufacturer has previously supplied to VR. The sleeping cars will replace life-expired stock from the 1970s and 1980s on services to Kolari in the far north, and will have air-conditioning, power sockets, free wi-fi, and a toilet and shower in each compartment. The order is the latest step in VR’s €2bn programme to renew its locomotive and rolling stock fleet by the end of this decade. The Transtech Oy push-pull driving cars for VR were described in detail by Dr Rolf Paradies, Engineer, Simulation & FEA, at Prose AG, in the March 2014 issue of Railway Gazette International. Magazine subscribers can read the article in the digital archive.last_img read more

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first_imgShe says the bulk of the Rasmuson grant will go to books for adults and then the remaining funds will be used to purchase books for teens, audio books, educational dvds, and various language courses. Library Director Ann Dixon says she submitted the application before the city had finalized its fiscal budget but things weren’t looking good since nearly every department in Homer had funding cut. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Rasmuson Foundation has awarded the Homer Library a $23,691 grant to expand its materials collections which will help the public facility in the face of recent budget cuts.center_img Dixon: “Our book budget in particular was cut by 43 percent for this fiscal year, so that was quite a hit. Our periodicals and our dvds and audiobooks were also cut by about 17 percent each. So I was really holding my breath to see if we would get this grant or not.”last_img read more

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first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens began preparations for their Week 15 contest against Philadelphia without their top cornerback on the practice field.Jimmy Smith was not present for Baltimore’s Wednesday walk-through as he recovers from a right ankle sprain suffered in Monday’s loss to New England. The 2011 first-round pick left the game late in the first quarter and did not return, but head coach John Harbaugh has offered no clarity on his status for Sunday’s game or beyond.“I really don’t want to get into that, to be honest with you,” Harbaugh said. “I don’t really see any purpose to get into that. Thanks for asking.”Should Smith not be able to play against the Eagles on Sunday, the Ravens would likely turn to Shareece Wright to start opposite rookie Tavon Young. Slot cornerback Jerraud Powers practiced on a limited basis despite leaving Monday’s game with a concussion.Reserve defensive back Anthony Levine (toe) and linebacker Terrell Suggs were absent from Wednesday’s practice. Suggs received a veteran day off.Tight end Crockett Gillmore (hamstring) made his return to practice on a limited basis after missing his sixth straight game. Rookie guard Alex Lewis (ankle) was a full participant after practicing on a limited basis last week. He appears poised to return against Philadelphia after missing four consecutive games.Third-year wide receiver Michael Campanaro was officially promoted to the 53-man roster on Wednesday and is expected to be in the return specialist mix with veteran safety Lardarius Webb, according to Harbaugh. The Ravens waived four-time Pro Bowl returner Devin Hester on Tuesday.“That was a little bit of a tough move just because we have so much respect for Devin and the effort he’s put in,” Harbaugh said. “I told him I feel like we didn’t get the job done. We didn’t do enough to make the return game productive enough to make it worthwhile.”The Eagles were without top receiver Jordan Matthews (ankle) and veteran running back Darren Sproles (concussion) during their Wednesday practice.The Ravens will wear their black jerseys for their home finale on Sunday. They own a 15-6 all-time record when wearing their alternate tops and are 12-3 under Harbaugh.Below is the full injury report for Wednesday:BALTIMOREDID NOT PARTICIPATE: DB Anthony Levine (toe), CB Jimmy Smith (ankle), LB Terrell Suggs (non-injury)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: TE Crockett Gillmore (thigh), CB Jerraud Powers (concussion)FULL PARTICIPATION: G Alex Lewis (ankle)PHILADELPHIADID NOT PARTICIPATE: G Allen Barbre (hamstring), WR Jordan Matthews (ankle), RB Darren Sproles (concussion), OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee)FULL PARTICIPATION: G Brandon Brooks (illness), TE Brent Celek (stinger), WR Dorial Green-Beckham (abdomen)last_img read more

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